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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
BETTY T. YEE
First District, San Francisco
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
(916) 322-2270 • FAX (916) 324-3984
www.boe.ca.gov
BILL LEONARD
Second District, Ontario/Sacramento
MICHELLE STEEL
Third District, Rolling Hills Estates
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
450 N Street, Room 121, Sacramento
July 8, 2008
NOTICE AND AGENDA
Meeting Agenda (as of 7:30 a.m., 07/08/08)
JUDY CHU, Ph.D.
Fourth District, Los Angeles
JOHN CHIANG
State Controller
RAMON J. HIRSIG
Executive Director
Agenda Changes
9:30 a.m.
Board Committee Meeting Convenes*
Board Meeting Convenes upon Adjournment of the Board Committee Meeting**
Agenda items occur in the order in which they appear on the agenda. When
circumstances warrant, the Board’s Chair, Dr. Chu, may modify the order of the items
on the agenda.
Board Committee Meetings*
Legislative Committee+ ......................................................Dr. Chu, Committee Chair
I. State Budget Negotiations
A. Discussion Item:
Status of state budget negotiations and related revenue proposals to be
administered by the Board.
II. 2008 Legislative Bills
A. Recommendation for Board Position:
1. AB 1759, Property Tax: Disaster Relief
Author: DeVore
2. AB 2579, Property Tax: Base Year Value Transfers
Author: Niello
3. AB 3035, Property Tax: Welfare Exemption: Supplemental Assessment
Author: Huffman
4. SB 1064, Property Tax: Disaster Relief
Author: Hollingsworth
5. SB 1562, Property Tax: Disaster Relief: Fruit and Nut Trees and
Grapevines
Author: Hollingsworth
6. SB 1641, Reports to the Legislature: Electronic Submission
Author: Oropeza
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
Business Taxes Committee+.................................. Ms. Yee, Committee Chairwoman
1. Informational Hearing: Nexus and Online Retailers; Recent Actions in New York
and Texas
Discussion of recent actions in other states related to use tax collection and
online retailers.
2. Sales and Use Tax Regulation1602.5, Reporting Methods for Grocers
Proposed regulatory changes regarding the grocer’s method of reporting using
electronic scanning systems.
Customer Services and Administrative
Efficiency Committee+................................................. Mr. Leonard, Committee Chair
1. Presentation of Enhanced Sales and Use Tax Online Tutorial
A demonstration of the Enhanced Sales and Use Tax Tutorial by Web and Media
Services.
2. Administrative Settlement Program Report ......................... Ms. Ogrod/Ms. Abreu
Clarification of Board Members’ Decision on Administrative Settlement Program
Policies and Procedures.
Property Tax Committee+................................................. Ms. Steel, Committee Chair
1. Biopharmaceutical Industry Business Property Assessment Practices Guidelines
Discussion of valuation factors for biopharmaceutical equipment and fixtures for
inclusion in Assessors' Handbook Section 581, Equipment Index and Percent
Good Factors.
Board Meeting**
Oral Hearings
Special Presentation ......................................................................................... Dr. Chu
¾ Presentation of Retirement Resolution
David E. Hayes
A.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Hearings
There are no items for this matter.
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
B.
C.
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
B1.
John I. Alioto and Linda M. Alioto, 204713
For Appellant:
John I. Alioto, Taxpayer
For Franchise Tax Board: Diane Ewing, Tax Counsel
B2.
Michelle White-Sutherland, 396887
For Appellant:
Esther Park, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Lee Gobuty, Tax Counsel
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
These items will be heard in the afternoon session.
There are no items for the following matters:
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
E.
Property Tax Appeals Hearings
F.
Public Hearings
G.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Consent
(Contribution Disclosure forms not required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
G1. Legal Appeals Matters ................................................................Mr. Levine
¾ Hearing Notices Sent – No Response
1. Wesley – Jessen Corporation, 298669 (OH)
2. Agorra Building Supply, Inc., 168917 (CH)
3. Alexander Charles Dunlap, 381588 (EH)
¾ Hearing Notice Sent – Appearance Waived
4. The Playset Company, Inc., 347718 (EH)
G2. Franchise and Income Tax Matters..............................................Ms. Kelly
¾ Decisions
1. Jane S. Bishop, 351914
2. John P. Fields and N. Carol Fields, 361390
3. Santosh K. Maheshwari, 355153
4. Donald B. Russell, 347413
5. Annette Swanton, 343046
6. Jonathan Yuan, 357296
¾ Decisions on Petitions for Rehearing
7. John S. Ballard, 383699
8. Melody L. Beattie, 359059
9. Vincent Castell, 383701
10. Arturo A. Cueva, 384279
11. Elisabeth J. De Telder-Collins, 389105
12. Tennison Dong, 384280
13. Gregory B. Duro, 354992
14. Richard Grant, 381468
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
15. Benjamin Killen, 383404
16. Eldo Klingenberg, 381471
17. Mark Morgan, 378779
18. Anthony Oropeza, 382832
19. Richard Shirasawa, 384459
20. Jintau Two, 377464
¾ Hearing Notice Sent – Appearance Waived
21. Kathryn Landis, 377866
G3. Homeowner and Renter Property Tax
Assistance Matters........................................................................Ms. Kelly
¾ Decisions
1. Sergio Bayardo, 387980
2. Scott B. Beckett, 378592
3. Avelino F. Elido, 373282
4. Nathaniel Kuhn, 391709
5. Josephine Ellis Mitchell, 350002
6. Mario Mondelli, 399436
7. Jacqueline Jean Stratton, 406625
8. Ellen Tanno, 386509
¾ Decisions on Petitions for Rehearing
9. Maria DeJesus Lopez, 383536
10. Yasmin Gonsouland, 341130
G4. Sales and Use Taxes Matters ..................................................... Ms. Henry
¾ Redetermination
1. Montage Hotels and Resorts, LLC, 429393 (EA)
¾ Relief of Penalty/Interest
2. Walters Wholesale Electric Co., 445720 (AA)
¾ Denials of Claims for Refund
3. Inamed Medical Products Corporation, 445350 (GH)
4. Farm Credit Leasing Services Corporation, 427401 (OH)
5. L-3 Communications Electron Technologies, Inc., 298383 (AS)
G5. Sales and Use Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations,
and Refunds................................................................................. Ms. Henry
¾ Refunds
1. Pioneer Electronics USA, Inc., 441804 (AA)
2. Regency Enterprises Incorporated, 399333 (AC)
3. Inamed Medical Products Corporation, 393629 (GH)
4. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., 314903 (GH)
5. The Golden 1 Credit Union, 435530 (KH)
6. Cargill, Incorporated, 436408 (OH)
7. Arbonne International, Inc., 389008 (EA)
8. Farm Credit Leasing Services Corp., 427401 (OH)
9. The Mercury Trust, 374580 (UT)
10. Science Enrichment Services, Inc., 422840 (EA)
11. Venturi Wireless, Inc., 420990 (GH)
12. Wescom Credit Union, 435151 (AP)
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
Earthlink Network, Inc., 341197 (AP)
Americredit Financial Services, Inc., 424997 (OH)
Fresno County Employees’ Credit Union, 395733 (KH)
Cig Financial, 434866 (EA)
Earthlink, Inc., 341995 (GH)
There are no items for the following matters:
G6. Special Taxes Matters
G7. Special Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
G8. Property Tax Matters
G9. Cigarette License Fee Matters
G10. Legal Appeals Property Tax Matters
H.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Adjudicatory
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
H1. Legal Appeals Matters ................................................................Mr. Levine
¾ Petition for Rehearing
1. Marcella Maria Rosales, 308469 (KH)
¾ Hearing Notices Sent – No Response
2a. Richard D. Hebb & Gregory L. Smith, 250398 (MT)
2b. H & S Coatings, Inc., 261373 (MT)
¾ Cases Heard But Not Decided
3. Sierra Textile Company, L.P., 301401 (EH)
4. Herb’s United Drugs, Inc., 217922, 439777 (AS)
5. Juan M. Perez, 330117 (AA)
¾ Petitions for Release of Seized Property
6. Bay Briar Shoppe, Inc., 405478 (ET)
7. M & B Corporation, 417080 (ET)
H2. Franchise and Income Tax Matters..............................................Ms. Kelly
¾ Decision
1. Shawn Mills, 402021
¾ Decision on Petition for Rehearing
2. Taiheiyo Cement USA, Inc., 332855
There are no items for the following matters:
H3. Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Matters
H4. Sales and Use Taxes Matters
H5. Sales and Use Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
H6. Special Taxes Matters
H7. Special Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
H8. Property Tax Matters
H9. Cigarette License Fee Matters
H10. Legal Appeals Property Tax Matters
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
I.
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters
There are no items for the following matters:
I1. Property Taxes Matters
I2. Offers-in-Compromise Recommendations
1:30 p.m.
C.
Board Meeting Reconvenes**
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
C1.
Ferede Beyene Negash and Lielti Desta Mesfi, 336999 (GH)
For Petitioner:
Ferede Negash, Taxpayer
Lielti Mesfi, Taxpayer
Aschilew Jember, Representative
For Department:
Robert Tucker, Tax Counsel
C2.
G & G Aviation, 315506 (UT)
For Petitioner:
Gary Busstiah, Taxpayer
Steve Roth, Attorney
For Department:
Carla Caruso, Tax Counsel
C3.
George Sanderson Sturges, Jr., 298532 (UT)
For Petitioner:
George Sanderson Sturges, Jr., Taxpayer
For Department:
Cary Huxsoll, Tax Counsel
Chief Counsel Matters
J.
Rulemaking
J1. Petition to Adopt a Regulation to Designate Qualified Veteran Itinerant
Vendors as Consumers of Tangible Personal Property+.............. Ms. Caruso
Taxpayer petition to adopt a new regulation providing that an itinerant
vendor, who is a qualified United States veteran, is the consumer, not the
retailer, of goods that the veteran sells.
There are no items for the following matters:
K.
Business Taxes
L.
Property Taxes
M.
Other Chief Counsel Matters
Page 6 of 9
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
Administrative Session
N.
Consent Agenda .................................................................................. Ms. Olson
N1. Retirement Resolution
• David E. Hayes, Chief, Research and Statistics Section+
N2. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
• June 24, 2008+
O.
Adoption of Board Committee Reports and Approval of Committee Actions
O1. Legislative Committee
O2. Business Taxes Committee
O3. Customer Services and Administrative Efficiency Committee
O4. Property Tax Committee
P.
Other Administrative Matters
P1. Executive Director’s Report ........................................................Mr. Hirsig
a. Update on Multistate Tax Commission–Federation of Tax Administrators
b. Report on time extensions to Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono
and San Benito Counties to complete and submit 2008-09 Local
Assessment Roll, pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section
155.+
P2. Chief Counsel Report
There are no items for this matter.
P3. Deputy Director’s Report
There are no items for the following matters:
a. Sales and Use Tax
b. Property and Special Taxes
c. Administration...................................................................... Ms. Houser
1.
Fiscal Year 2009/2010 Conceptual Budget Change Proposals+
• Establishment of a Permanent U.S. Customs Program+
• Out-of-State Audit Workload+
• Establishment of Permanent Environmental Stewardship
Programs+
• Natural Gas Surcharge Program+
• Flavored Malt Beverages+
• Cigarette and Tobacco Enforcement+
• Tax Litigation Defense+
• BOE-Digital Office+
• FI$CAL Project Implementation+
• BOE Facilities Operations Augmentation+
2. Headquarters Building Update
3. Budget Update 2008-2009
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
P4. Adoption of the 2008-09 Private Railroad Car Tax Rate+ –“CF” …Mr. Hayes
Staff recommendation for the tax rate to be applied in 2008-09 to the
value of private railroad cars.
P5. Adoption of the 2008 Private Railroad Car Roll – “CF”................ Mr. Jackson
Staff recommendation for the lien date 2008 assessment of private railroad
cars under the provisions of the Private Railroad Car Tax Law.
P6. Adoption of the 2008 State-Assessed Property Roll – “CF”......... Mr. Jackson
Staff recommendation on the allocations of the unitary values adopted by
the Board in May 2008, plus adjustments based on prior Board action and
staff-recommended nonunitary values.
Announcement of Closed Session ............................................................... Ms. Olson
Q.
Closed Session
Q1. Pending Litigation: Schroeder, et al. v. The State Board of Equalization, et
al. Superior Court of California for Sacramento County, Case
No. 34-2008-00004467-CU-MT-GDS (Gov. Code § 11126(e)(2)(B)(i))
Q2. Discussion and action on personnel matters (Gov. Code § 11126(a))
Announcement of Open Session .................................................................. Ms. Olson
Adjourn
If you wish to listen to a live broadcast of the Board meeting, please go to
http://www.boe.ca.gov and click on Webcast Audio.
If you wish to receive this Notice and Agenda electronically, you can subscribe at
www.boe.ca.gov/agenda.
If you would like specific information regarding items on this Notice and Agenda, please
telephone (916) 322-2270 or e-mail: [email protected] Please be advised that
material containing confidential taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
The hearing location is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Claudia
Madrigal at (916) 324-8261, or e-mail [email protected] if you require
special assistance.
Diane G. Olson, Chief
Board Proceedings Division
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
*
Public comment on any committee agenda item will be accepted at the beginning
of the committee meeting.
**
Public comment on any agenda item, other than a Closed Session item or an
item which has already been considered by a Board Committee, will be accepted
at that meeting.
+
Material is available for this Item.
++
Material will be available at a later date.
"CF" Constitutional Function – The Deputy State Controller may not participate in this
matter under Government Code section 7.9.
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